Thursday, November 3, 2005

Late Night TV Creator Steve Allen To Blame Over Sleep Loss

ENCINO, Calif. (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – If you lose sleep staying up to watch late night TV comedians like Jay Leno and David Letterman you can blame Steve Allen.

That’s according to the wife of the creator of The Tonight Show, Jayne Meadows-Allen, who says before her husband started the late night format, nobody stayed up watching TV, they went to bed instead.

Like many others these days, Meadows is one of the many losing sleep over late night TV, to which she says she’s addicted.

In her words, “It’s like eating peanuts. I can’t stop watching TV late at night.”

But if the sleep loss is making you cranky, Meadows says, “We can acclimate ourselves...Old people can take a nap.”

Meadows is talking about her late night life because of a new book Inventing Late Night (Prometheus) written by Ben Alba that details Allen’s invention.

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